Warner Robins City Council will meet Monday evening to adopt the 2015 millage rate, give approval for a couple of grants for the police department and learn about plans for service delivery for the next decade.
The millage rate has been fixed at 9.99 mills since 2011, and Monday’s rate approval will leave it unchanged for the fourth year in a row.
One of the grants is $3,000 from the Georgia Department of Agriculture to help with the cost of sterilization for dogs and cats adopted out of the city’s shelter.
“Anything that will help with that is a good thing,” City Clerk Bill Harte said.
The police department also applied for and received a $30,170 Justice Assistance Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The money will be split equally between the police department and the Houston County Sheriff’s Office. The police department will spend its $15,085 on software, according to a City Council resolution.
In other business, a second reading of an amended taxicab ordinance is expected. The new ordinance is in response to a change in state law, which puts such services in the purview of the Georgia Department of Public Safety.
In Monday’s pre-council meeting at 4 p.m., Laura Mathis, deputy director of the Middle Georgia Regional Commission, is expected to give a presentation on the 10-year comprehensive service delivery strategy.
“That’s kind of a big deal because it’s a roadmap for what we’ll try to do over the next 10 years,” Harte said.
In the regular meeting at 5:30 p.m., Warner Robins Fire Chief Robert Singletary will present the department’s annual fundraising check to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, according to a news release. It has not yet been announced how much was raised.
Monday’s meeting are at City Hall at 700 Watson Blvd.
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